Ring in the New Year Safely with these Driving and Parking Tips

December 28, 2016 Comments Off on Ring in the New Year Safely with these Driving and Parking Tips
The ringing in of a new year is a time for celebration. It represents a clean slate in many cases. People make resolutions and vow to make changes for the better starting on January 1st. Not surprisingly, December 31st is typically a “last hurrah” of sorts, as the general public prepares to say goodbye to past behaviors. Read More

7 Steps to Creating Driver-friendly Shipping and Receiving Locations

December 27, 2016 4
HOS (hours of service) regulations limit drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time each day. Most drivers try to spend as much of that time as possible on the road with a loaded trailer. However, a driver’s service hours include time spent at a shipper or receiver facility processing paperwork or waiting to be loaded or unloaded. Shippers and receivers can do Read More

The Hidden Meaning Behind CSA’s “Driver Fitness”

December 26, 2016 Comments Off on The Hidden Meaning Behind CSA’s “Driver Fitness”
The misleading name of the Driver Fitness BASIC in the CSA safety initiative makes it the most misunderstood of the seven BASICs. Drivers may believe their physical fitness and wellness are the only topics being considered. Rather, the focus of this BASIC is ensuring drivers have the right paperwork to back up their training, experience Read More

Holidays on the Road: Staying Connected as a Truck Driver

December 22, 2016 Comments Off on Holidays on the Road: Staying Connected as a Truck Driver
The holidays are busy enough as it is, but add in collaborating with the schedule of a truck driver and you face quite a task. The majority of employees in the United States spend 8 – 10 hours at their job each day, but truckers spend upwards of 14 hours a day on duty. This makes staying in touch and organizing schedules Read More

Dimensional Pricing in Less Than Truckload Shipping

December 21, 2016 Comments Off on Dimensional Pricing in Less Than Truckload Shipping
Technology continues to grow and change exponentially. There always seems to be a better phone or more impressive gadgets on the market. The shipping and logistics industry is no exception. Dimensional pricing is gaining traction in the less than truckload (LTL) sector. But what exactly is it? In short, dimensional pricing utilizes laser or photo technology to identify weight, Read More

Gift-giving Gone Good: Making Your Holiday Spending Worthwhile

December 20, 2016 Comments Off on Gift-giving Gone Good: Making Your Holiday Spending Worthwhile
If you drive a commercial vehicle for a living, your driving schedule may not allow time to navigate the shopping free-for-all at your local retailers. Not a bad thing if you watch the reports of shoppers being trampled in the frenzy for the year’s hottest gifts! But the holiday season is all about giving, right? Read More

Detention, Lumper Payment Processes for J.B. Hunt Contract Carriers

December 19, 2016 2
Have you ever needed to report a detention delay or request a lumper payment and weren’t sure about the process or procedures to follow? Carriers can be reimbursed for detention when delays are encountered at a shipper or receiver facility beyond the scheduled appointment time. Most companies have specific procedures for reporting detention times and getting paid for Read More

National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List
Every two years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) creates a list that represents its top ten priorities for the next two years. Designed to draw awareness and create support for the board’s most-needed changes to transportation safety, the Most Wanted List is a great starting point for understanding improvements that may be implemented in the Read More

Commingled LTL: Your New Less Than Truckload Solution

December 14, 2016 Comments Off on Commingled LTL: Your New Less Than Truckload Solution
For years, J.B. Hunt and other third-party logistics (3PL) providers have utilized a multimodal approach to shipping freight across the country and beyond. Recently, J.B. Hunt added the Commingled LTL service to its service offerings in the Southeast to Midwest regions. The new service provides bigger savings with pallet-based pricing and decreased handling to shippers by utilizing rail transport Read More

Smart Saving: Four Steps to Building Your Emergency Fund

December 13, 2016 Comments Off on Smart Saving: Four Steps to Building Your Emergency Fund
Smart saving has its benefits. But for many, it’s not easy. Having an emergency fund is crucial for times when life throws you a curveball. It allows you to handle your emergency quickly. Its also a better alternative to using a high-interest credit card or borrowing from your retirement. Thinking about setting up your own emergency fund? Read More